However, the meeting was in doubt even as Poroshenko was en route to the USA, infuriating Ukranian officials that Cohen took the money, reportedly as high as $600,000, despite not being able to make good on his promise, the BBC reports.
Poroshenko sought an audience with Trump and directed confidantes to orchestrate it, according to the report, using the Chabad house as a channel to reach Cohen and, through him, the president.
There is no suggestion that Trump was aware of the payment to Cohen, the BBC said.
Wood has ordered prosecutors, Cohen and Daniels to submit a joint agenda for the hearing by Friday.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
The BBC said the payment to the NY lawyer was at least $400,000 for making the sit-down happen.
The investigation into Cohen arose in part from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation, something that Trump has repeatedly denied.
Wednesday's BBC report claimed that Cohen was paid $400,000 to connect Poroshenko's aides with the White House, where the Ukrainian leader succeeded in meeting with Trump in June.
Cohen is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations. Sater is said to be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election.
Don't confuse Taxi King Evgeny Freidman with the Shtayners, Cohen's other taxi business partners, whom Cohen and his father-in-law loaned between $20 and $46 million in the past few years.
A high-ranking Ukrainian intelligence officer told the BBC that Cohen was brought in to arrange the Oval Office sit down because Ukraine's registered lobbyists and the embassy in Washington DC could only get Poroshenko a brief photo-op with Trump.
In 2015, Sater emailed Cohen and an unidentified Russian contact about his desire to aid Putin's effort to elevate Trump to the presidency in 2016. Mr Cohen was paid $400,000. It's not clear yet what information Freidman can provide authorities, but the New York Times described him as a "significant business partner" of Trump's beleaguered attorney.
The revelation followed reports of Cohen cutting deals worth at least $2.95 million with various companies, including AT&T, that were seeking information on how to handle an unfamiliar Trump administration a year ago.
Growing up in a middle-class home, his father was an insurance manager and his mother, a secretary turned homemaker. Roth won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his acclaimed novel American Pastoral .
Fortunately, it sounds as though the BASHOF has heard the outrage and is going to create a new plaque for Chastain. O'Brien declined to give the artist's name, saying: 'I don't want to hurt someone's career.
Comcast announced it is "considering, and is in advanced stages of preparing" a challenge to Mr Murdoch's deal with Disney . The government is fighting that merger in court, and its outcome may determine the fate of Comcast's bid.
Some companies have been quicker to adopt these rules than others, but Apple has finally jumped on the GDPR wagon. All that needs to be proven is that the company sells or collects data from European Union individuals.
They said pollutants from the Sterlite plant have caused breathing disorders, skin diseases, heart conditions and cancer. The Thootukudi copper smelter, one of India's biggest, is run by Indian subsidiary Vedanta Ltd's Sterlite Copper unit.
The Golden State Warriors lost their first post-season game since 2016 on Tuesday night to the Houston Rockets. Houston faced a crisis last night - just ask anyone in Southeast Texas who may have been up late last night.
He has also failed to defeat Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho in five meetings, recording just one draw. Emery moved to Sevilla where he won three consecutive Europa League trophies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
In the meantime, Facebook has already taken action and suspended 200 apps in the course of their ongoing internal audit. But his testimony did not please all MEPs at the meeting, some of whom felt he had dodged their questions.
Still, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China had agreed to dramatically increase purchases of USA farm and energy products. He pointedly did not mention Navarro, with whom he quarrelled during a trade mission to Beijing earlier this month.
Its position seemed unassailable, but since then its market share has been on a declining trend, Hinton explains. M&S has revealed the locations of 14 stores that will be closed, adding to 21 that have already been shut.
Additionally, Musk announced orders for all-wheel-drive and performance-variant Model 3 sedans are now open. The specs for the dual-motor version include a 499 km range, the same as the single-motor version.
Most of this lava is flowing toward the Pacific and away from worry spots like more populated areas and that geothermal plant. The public "should feel pretty comfortable that there should be no untoward events from Puna Geothermal Venture ".
After almost 50 years, the Trump administration will finally protect taxpayers from promoting abortion through Title X. To help low-income women afford the service, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers use only private funding.
The Justice Department probe began in March at the request of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional Republicans . Comey later testified to Congress that internal reviews found no information to support the president's tweets.
There was euphoria when the planned summit with the US was announced but since then there have been doubts on both sides. They reported that they were leaving their hotel in the coastal city of Wonsan at about 5.30pm local time.
M&S is to close 100 stores, amounting to one in three of its core clothing and home branches, over the next four years. M&S admitted its clothing and home division was failing to attract younger customers and families.
Unlike certain past titles in the series, this will be the first Battlefield game that is fully set in World War 2. In what ended up being the most exciting reveal for Battlefield 5 , DICE announced there will be no premium pass.
Zarif said Pompeo had repeated old allegations against Tehran "only with a stronger and more indecent tone". He also voiced confidence that European countries would eventually "go along with" the US decision on Iran.
It was revealed in February that Kushner had been operating with an interim security clearance for more than a year. Kushner is cooperating with Mueller's investigation and has turned over all requested information, Lowell said.
While York has not encouraged player protests , he has been among the most sympathetic owners of their right to do so. Well, just a few weeks ago, he came out and said he regretted apologizing and insisted it wasn't about the protests .
Officials advised her to record a phone call with Kelly on it-in efforts to see if he would admit to giving her the STD. Rodgers also claims that she was contacted by a relative of a different woman who had relations with R.
The documents provided showed how Amazon provided product support and offered free consulting services to the government. Amazon is teaming up with law enforcement agencies to deploy its new facial recognition technology.
Washington has already imposed sanctions against Venezuela and blamed Maduro's government for the country's acute economic crisis. The diplomatic row over re-election of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro has been spreading like a wildfire in South America.
The route of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline passes through large areas under Taliban control or influence. President Ashraf Ghani praised the bravery of the intelligence and security forces for attempting to foil the bombing.